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Noticed this piece in the Guardian with forum sweetheart Kirstie:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2013/jul/20/kirstie-allsopp-this-much-know

Full interview:

I was born homey. Some women are, some aren't. I wanted babies from the age of two and would pay my sisters to let me push them around in prams and dress them. I've always nested and that's why I got into property – this idea that if you can find a bird a nice home they will be happy.

Young people are slightly losing the concept that you make sacrifices to get on the ladder. They want to go to university, they want to travel, they want to eat out frequently and they want to buy their first flat. On my 21st birthday, I got a washing machine. Interest rates were at 15%. It has never been, and never will, be easy.

I am not an actress. Everything I say on TV is real. I wouldn't advise anything I wouldn't do myself.

There's nothing wrong with putting your partner first. You can be a feminist and be nice to your partner. You can be a man. You can be gay. In fact, if I was gay I don't think anyone would have a problem with me saying that [Allsopp has been criticised for comments about her relationship].

I've had to work hard on social skills. I was a tricky kid, always complaining about the school or that I didn't get on with this or that friend. My parents sent me to 10 schools before they realised they had a child who didn't want to conform and wouldn't be happy until she'd left.

My house is ugly. It was built in the 1950s and is the worst house on the street. The architect was frankly a vandal, but the location [in Notting Hill] is great.

There is still a place for grammar schools. I don't believe in comprehensive education, this "one size fits all".

I am not a mover. I buy a house and stay put. And I am certainly not the sort of person who wants everything new.

I have been negotiating since I set up a business at 25, but what I can't do is negotiate for myself.

I'm as imperfect a woman as anyone else. When I was filming the other day I asked my PA to ring a friend to see what time she wanted me for dinner. The friend soon let me know that was not OK. That was me "leaning in", but it doesn't work!

Phil Spencer is not a stiff shirt. He's a raver who likes going to Ibiza. He laughs when I talk about the "dance floor" – apparently they don't exist any more.

Nobody cares about your cancer as much as you [Allsopp's mother has fought cancer three times]. There are good doctors and bad doctors so you have to get busy with the management of your own disease.

Posh in TV has only recently become cool. I was lucky I was called Kirstie: if I was Camilla I wouldn't have got the job.

I find Michael Gove very entertaining. The most fun I had recently at a dinner party was watching him get up and start gentleman rapping.

From wikipedia:

"She is the daughter of former chairman of Christie's, Charles Henry Allsopp, 6th Baron Hindlip and Fiona Victoria Jean Atherley (née McGowan, born 1947).[3] She has a younger brother Henry, and two younger sisters, Sofie and Natasha.[4] Due to her father's peerage, she is entitled to use the courtesy style The Honourable Kirstie Allsopp. Designer and businesswoman Cath Kidston is her cousin."

I'm sure she can relate to the kids.

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So she hasn't noticed the biggest financial crisis in over a century then?

She sees no problem in the fraudulent mortgages that now require zero interest rates forever, and put at risk our entire monetary system?

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I got as far as "I was born horny" and just had to stop reading.

Sick, sick woman.

:lol: That what I read first.

Must be all the internet porn I'm apparently bombarded with.

Privileged woman with more money than sense and rich parents to bail her out if it goes wrong, promoting erm. property porn to the less fortunate.

Yes, sick woman.

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Privileged woman with more money than sense and rich parents to bail her out if it goes wrong, promoting erm. property porn to the less fortunate.

Thankfully David Cameron is going to block all of that filth now.

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Thankfully David Cameron is going to block all of that filth now.

the biggest thing I noticed was how they disallowed comments. Comment is NOT free at the Gurdian.

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Why am I the only person to notice that she is lying? Her 21st Birthday was 31st August 1992 Interest rates were 10% and they only went to 15% for 1 day and went back to 10% the next day

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On 16 September the British government announced a rise in the base interest rate from an already high 10 to 12 percent in order to tempt speculators to buy pounds. Despite this and a promise later the same day to raise base rates again to 15 percent, dealers kept selling pounds, convinced that the government would not stick with its promise. By 7:00 that evening, Norman Lamont, then Chancellor, announced Britain would leave the ERM and rates would remain at the new level of 12 percent (however, on the next day interest rate was back on 10%).

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Why am I the only person to notice that she is lying? Her 21st Birthday was 31st August 1992 Interest rates were 10% and they only went to 15% for 1 day and went back to 10% the next day

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i cant see why any young would have an issue if interest were 15% tomorrow, current and upcoming pensioners would be completely borked as the debts defaulted

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Why am I the only person to notice that she is lying? Her 21st Birthday was 31st August 1992 Interest rates were 10% and they only went to 15% for 1 day and went back to 10% the next day

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10, 12% percent is all irrelevant anyway. I dont care if I have to pay 10% interest if wage rate inflation is also 10%.

All these economists slip up here. Krugman says 1921 was different because inflation was a problem so whatever he thinks austerity is was necessary.

It really doesnt matter if inflation is 15% or 0%. If its rising faster than wages there is too much credit bidding up prices.

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:lol: That what I read first.

Must be all the internet porn I'm apparently bombarded with.

Privileged woman with more money than sense and rich parents to bail her out if it goes wrong, promoting erm. property porn to the less fortunate.

Yes, sick woman.

She will never require a safety net.......too many cushions to protect her.......therefore has no authority whatsoever to speak for anyone except those similar to herself. ;)

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On the interest rate point it is much easier to buy property when they are high. Prices are lower to account for it (or none would sell) and when high they are likely to go down in future making repayments even more affordable. When they are low prices are high (because they can be) and in future it is more likely they will rise making repayments higher. And not only that, when rates rise from lows a quarter point change makes more of a difference as a proportion of the total than when they are higher.

A higher interest rate environment is much better for purchasers.

That she is unaware of this and is trumpeted as some kind of expert in relation to buying houses is symptomatic of the ridiculous state the population has got themselves into. This is further compounded of course by the legions of half wits reading her drivel and nodding along in agreement.

Stop the world I want to get off.

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A higher interest rate environment is much better for purchasers.

Couldn't agree more, you have to define your risk, and as houses are being regarded as investment vehicles you have to define your risk, and due to the leverage involved, the downside risk is considerable. If the market moves significantly against you, it can bankrupt you.

Hence Krusty etc trying to make home buying an emotional and aspirational decision.

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the downside risk is considerable. If the market moves significantly against you, it can bankrupt you.

It is irresponsible to buy when rates are low if the repayment is a significant proportion of your income.

And of course the longer the cheap borrowing goes on for the more people are suckered into these obligations so when the cost of borrowing (not base rate, cost of borrowing) does rise so many more are going to see their repayments skyrocket. It would not surprise me at all if the repayment became higher than their income due to the leverage/gearing in the majority of cases.

And that is why the cost of borrowing needs to be kept down for just a little longer... and then just a little longer... and so more get suckered in and so the cost has to be kept low for longer still. Until it can't be. Then boom, wah wah it was the banks, wheres my compensation. Morons.

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And that is why the cost of borrowing needs to be kept down for just a little longer... and then just a little longer... and so more get suckered in and so the cost has to be kept low for longer still. Until it can't be. Then boom, wah wah it was the banks, wheres my compensation. Morons.

One thing I've noticed this time round is not much attempt to get people (friends or strangers) to buy houses together, which was quite prevalent during previous bubbles.

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One thing I've noticed this time round is not much attempt to get people (friends or strangers) to buy houses together, which was quite prevalent during previous bubbles.

With BTL, the strangers buy it for you without the hassle of also living with them. win/win

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I got as far as "I was born horny" and just had to stop reading.

Sick, sick woman.

I think she meant 'maternal'.

I might be wrong though. Its possbile she spent her teens humping everything - pillows, horny-handed gameskeepers, etc.

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Please, please just ignore this woman and Phil 'psst, want some petrol coupons?' Spencer.

If you must watch celeb drivel on property, Sara Beeny is the only one with any remote connection to reality, and even that is very, very tenuous.

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